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2017-18 Goal is $385,000
 

I’m thrilled to be writing to you from the President’s office at Grebel. Since the beginning of my presidency in October, the staff, faculty, and community have rallied behind me with much support, encouragement, and kindness.  Marcus Shantz and Mark Whyte

Even 25 years after my time here as a student, Grebel continues to be a warm and welcoming place. Looking back, I have a greater appreciation for the caring, nurturing learning environment Grebel was able to provide within a large university campus. I made friendships and connections here that I still treasure. In fact, my wife Lisa and I regularly connect with people from our “Grebel days.”

In the broader community, Grebel’s hospitality shines through in the many events and programs designed to facilitate learning, forge meaningful relationships, and extend our reach. Our faculty and staff frequently share their expertise in the community through public lectures, sermons, research and writing, and concerts. The Anabaptist Learning Workshop and the Conflict Management Certificate Program provide structured learning for professionals, church leaders, and laypeople seeking opportunities to learn and grow. For those interested in pursuing peace, the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement is a hub for visionaries that is extending our mission in exciting ways.

At my Installation service, I introduced the idea of Grebel as a garden and noted that the prophet Jeremiah encouraged people to plant gardens, build homes, and put down roots. There are a number of small gardens on our Grebel campus, but the most striking to me is a student garden at the front of the residence. Spring-term students plant it but these students leave in early August before their crops can be harvested. Nevertheless, each year students plant seeds, knowing that someone else will enjoy the fruits of their labour.

Grebel needs a community of supporters just like these students – planting, investing, donating, and supporting a vision for those who come after.

I now stand in this garden that was planted by leaders like founding president Winfield Fretz, and tended by a myriad of other gardeners. I invite you to join me in preparing for a harvest that future generations will enjoy, by donating to the annual Grebel Fund. Grebel is thriving, thanks to hundreds of donors who include support for the College in their charitable giving each year. Please join us in our garden by making your gift today.

Sincerely,

Marcus Shantz

President

 

Your support for the Grebel Fund will make it possible to:

  • offer quality academic programs,
  • nurture leadership development, and
  • reach our goal of $385,000

You can support orchestra@uwaterloo by making a donation today!

As of this year the Orchestra@uwaterloo is part of the Music Department at Conrad Grebel and we welcome your support for our orchestral musicians!

To learn more about how your gift will impact Grebel students, contact Fred W. Martin, Director of Advancement. 519-885-0220 x24381

Make your donation

  • Online donations can be designated to Grebel through the University of Waterloo (please select "Conrad Grebel University College" in the drop-down menu).
  • Donations should be made payable to:
    Conrad Grebel University College,
    140 Westmount Road North,
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G6

Donate online

Make a credit card donation on Grebel's pledge page.  Simply select the fund at Grebel you wish to support and fill in your details. Your receipt for online donations will come from the University of Waterloo.  Thanks!

UPDATE

As of December 15 we have 66.1% of our $385,000 goal received or pledged. Our students thank you!   

Your Donations at Work

Student and professor in music class

Donations augment the Music program by providing 
resources for Noon Hour Concerts.
 

Peace and conflict studies internships

Support is required for our new Masters in PACS.

Student making a speech

Donations provide funds for student leadership development that is the core of Grebel community life. 

Mennonite's Book Launch

Donations support research and Mennonite Studies events .

Laureen in the library

Library and Archives activities rely on support from donors.

Theological Studies Students in Class

Donations support pastoral training and graduate Theological Studies.

MSCU Centre of Peace advancement participants

Donations are key in running the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement.

Grebel also administers the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre,  which provides  theological training for doctoral students.

 
 

Donate online

Make a credit card donation on Grebel's pledge page.  Simply select the fund at Grebel you wish to support and fill in your details. Your receipt for online donations will come from the University of Waterloo.  Thanks!

UPDATE

As of December 15 we have received, or have pledged, 66% of our $385,000 goal. Join us today!   

Your Donations at Work

Student and professor in music class

Donations augment the Music program by providing 
resources for Noon Hour Concerts.
 

Peace and conflict studies internships

Support is required for our new Masters in PACS.

Student making a speech

Donations provide funds for student leadership development that is the core of Grebel community life. 

Mennonite's Book Launch

Grebel events such as the Mennonite/s Writing 2014-2015 are supported by donations.

Laureen in the library

Library and Archives activities rely on support from donors.

Theological Studies Students in Class

Donations support pastoral training and graduate Theological Studies.

MSCU Centre of Peace advancement participants

Donations are key in running the MSCU Centre for Peace Advancement.

Grebel also administers the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre,  which provides  theological training for doctoral students.